Become a Forest Steward and Master Native Plant Steward

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Stewards learning plant characteristics
Photo courtesy WNPS

Become a Forest Steward and Master Native Plant Steward
Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) Central Puget Sound Chapter
City of Shoreline and King Conservation District

Training February 4 - April 21
Fridays from 9am - 4pm plus 2 Saturday sessions
Based out of Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133

Learn how to become a leader in restoring our urban forests back to health! In partnership with the King Conservation District (KCD) and the City of Shoreline, the Washington Native Plant Society’s Central Puget Sound Chapter is bringing the Master Native Plant Stewardship Training and Program to Shoreline in 2017.

Participants receive 100-hours of classroom and field training while working on a one-year restoration team project. Training will include:
  • Plant biology and identification
  • Puget Lowland habitat ecology
  • Restoration techniques for new and established sites
  • Site design
  • Project leadership and management
  • Outreach and education techniques, and much more!

After the training sessions, each steward will volunteer 80 hours at a Shoreline park restoration site and 20 hours helping WNPS Central Puget Sound Chapter before June 2018.

Professionals will provide support and on-going learning opportunities to each steward and restoration teams through at least June 2018.

This work implements KCD’s Urban Forest Health Management Program and meets City of Shoreline Parks objectives. Since 1996, WNPS’s Central Puget Sound Chapter has trained and supported over 550 stewards in King and Snohomish Counties.

Applications are required. You do not have to be an expert botanist or ecologist to apply!

We are looking for people who have time to give to urban forest restoration and have an interest in native plants and local habitats.

City of Shoreline residents who meet these criteria are given priority; however, anyone may apply. 

Applications are due by January 15, 2017. They can be emailed or mailed to WNPS Master Stewardship Program, 6310 NE 74th St., Suite 215E, Seattle WA 98115.

Visit or call the Stewardship Chair at 206-588-1247 to learn more or ask questions.


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